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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – Government to Produce Electricity from Solid Waste

Government plans to produce power and Electricity from solid waste

The Urban Development Ministry on Thursday, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, announced that it is planning to generate compost and electricity from solid municipal solid waste.

Urban development minister M. Venakaiah Naidu said:

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers will soon bring a proposal before cabinet to provide market Development sale of city compost to farmers.

The minister said that tariff rates are being finalized that would help “waste to energy market” sustain in the market. It should be noted that the waste generated electricity is costlier than hydel and thermal energy since the cost of maintenance of these plants is higher than coal and hydel projects. This move will also enhance the income of the money crunch municipalities.

The Ministry has sent notices to all Delhi-based electricity providers to include the waste energy projects in their service.The ministry also said that the compost generated from the waste will be given to farmers at subsidized rates.

It has been a full year since the launch of Prime Minister Modi’s pet project last year and the fact that Government plans to produce power and Electricity from solid waste is another stellar inclusion under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The Urban Development Ministry Announced on Thursday:

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers will soon bring a proposal before Cabinet to provide Market Development Assistance on sale of city compost to farmers. Ministry of Power is in the process of amending the Electricity Act 2003 to enable mandatory purchase of power generated from municipal solid waste. (Source – The Hindu)

The government is facing criticism on falling behind the yearly target of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. On the issue of criticism, Mr. Naidu said that one year is not enough to realize these targets and it needs to target the mind and policies to bring about some crucial changes on the ground.

He is happy that now people has started to respond with increased awareness. This Swachh Bharat mission aims to provide 2.5 lakhs community toilets and 2.6 public toilets by 2019.

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